Class Summary - First thing that students did today was fill out a pre-quiz on depression. Then, we watched a video on depression that followed 4 students who felt depressed for many different reasons (no reason at all, alcohol abuse, test anxiety, bullying). Students should recognize symptoms of depression and causes related to mood disorders. Students should understand treatment available for depression. The video covered what depression is and what feelings are accompanied by it. It also talked about what to do if you or a friend have these feelings. We followed up the video with lecture and review of the information. The final thing in class was to take the post-test on information from the video regarding depression.
Homework - None
Objectives - Identify depression as a medical illness that involves chemicals in the brain (Standard 1 Core Concepts) Describe key symptoms of depression (Standard 1 Core Concepts) Identify three different ways depression can be expressed (Standard 1 Core Concepts) Describe the most effective treatments for depression in teens (Standard 1 Core Concepts)
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